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was on cruise control, sort of playing a prevent defense against newt gingrich. but then once gingrich won south carolina, he turned it on. the next couple of debates, everybody talked about gingrich master debater and romney won. he does have some debating skills. >> he's good under pressure. and the good part is, he's under pressure. >> here's the historical problem with that, there's very little correlation between debate performance and changing the dynamic of a race. you have to search wide and far to find somewhere where the debate has changed the dynamic in the race in a person who's not leading 45 days out if a guy comes back and wins that race. he's up against history here for changing the dynamic. >> but there is a challenge. he has to be likable. only one out of five americans are going to watch this. those are the opinion makers across this country. what he has to be is likable. the pundits say, he didn't make this point or that point. you decide who wins a debate on television with a sound-off, not on. >> i disagree with you a little bit. you go back to 2004. john kerry went into th
. and it was no surprise to see both of these campaigns going back and forth over issues of national defense. mitt romney was here just about an hour ago talking about this and talking about those looming defense budget cuts that are coming as part of that fiscal cliff that we all have been talking about coming up at the end of the year. mitt romney said he would make sure that those cuts are not put into place where, if he becomes president, we'll reverse those cuts once he gets into the oval office. down in virginia beach, almost as soon as mitt romney ended his speech, president obama started his. he had virginia smat tore jim webb introducing him, the former navy secretary. president obama pulling out his big guns down there, and it's all about these military defense issues because, susan, that is a huge industry in this state. those jobs are very important, very critical in this state. it's not a surprise to see both campaigns going after those voters. >> we know they seer going after the veterans. is there any difference in strategy between these twho candidates when it comes to dealing with vetera
way -- what i would suggest is don't go on defense. everybody in politics has these change positions. so you go after the president for some of those really dramatic flip-flops that he's had just like everybody else. >> rudy giuliani, the former mayor of new york, he's in denver helping the romney campaign get ready for a huge night, debate night in america. mr. mayor, thanks for joining us. >> thank you, wolf. take care. >> thank you. >>> and just ahead here in "the situation room," we're going to hear from the other side, stephanie cutter, the deputy cap pain manager for barack obama, she's going to join us live from denver as well. that's coming up later. our new poll shows voters have very definite ideas about who they expect will win tonight. gloria borger is standing by. she's got the numbers. [ woman ] it's 32 minutes to go time, and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received a revised intro from the strategist's tablet. and while i make my wa
certainly that could be big. the defense of marriage act, gay marriage is a huge issue. then there are things that could end up on the docket like voting rights cases. so it could be quite a year, carol. >> yeah. we'll be watching. as i'm sure you will. joe johns reporting live for us this morning. >>> maybe he's just spinning it like a politician. or maybe there really is a chance maria shriver will take around schwarzenegger back. it doesn't look good. not in light of the revelations he made in his autautobiography. the way he handled the situation involving the son he formered with his former maid while he was married to maria shriver. here's what he told cbs's "60 minutes." >> very difficult. strange. bizarre. whatever you want to call it. but it's the best way i could handle it. it was one of those things we thought about, you know, denial. i kind of put it away and just said to myself, i'm going to put this away. >> how can you put it away? you have a child. >> i know. but that's just the way i operate. >> on "good morning america" schwarzenegger says he wishes hi
in the country. it's second in defense spending. so there's a lot of money flowing through this economy courtesy of uncle sam. people are jittery about that. >> so that should mean it that mitt romney's doing quite well in the state, yet president obama is up by 7 percentage points. why do you think that is? >> well, there's a very different electorate focusing on this presidential campaign. there are more people paying attention to it. this is a virginia this is distinguished by a multihughed electorate, no longer simply black and white. there have been significant increases in the number of asians and latinos, now about 33% ethnic in virginia now. these folks are not registered in quite the same numbers, they are engaged politically and they tend to default democrat. >> so dick morris on his website said that minority, minority voters aren't enthusiastic enough about president obama to go to the polls. he thinks voters are much more revved up about mitt romney. what do you think? >> certainly in virginia where there's a significant african-american population, it remains very much engaged. and
in a lot of -- using a lot of defense mechanisms. he uses a lot of regression where he admits that something has happened, such as the birth of his son with his housekeeper, but then, you know, shuts that away and may say, well, i didn't really acknowledge it until years later when he started looking like me. i think he knew from the very beginning that was probably his son because certainly he was involved with this woman and he claims, yes, there was another man in the picture. that's why he didn't own up, but arnold, i really do believe knew what he was doing. he is a smart man. >> jeff, a lot of people look at this, and it's, you know, quite frankly, a lot of my female friends look at this and say, wow, this is a familiar scenario here. someone has cheated on them in their life. why do they do it? >> well, i think a lot of it is the big t, high testosterone. a lot of it is being -- >> that sounds like an excuse. >> well, it is. we do know that because men have more testosterone, they act out more, but there's something called commonsense. there's something called being fai
to deliver a vigorous defense of president bashar al assad's handling of the crisis that has now engulfed syria for the past 18 months and, of course, has spiralled into a civil war. >>> the supreme court opened its new term this morning at 10:00. it is a big one. important cases the court may decide include affirmative action, same-sex marriage and voting rights. yesterday six of the nine justices attended the red mass at the roman catholic cathedral of st. matthew the apostle in washington held every year just before the start of the court's new session. >>> we expect an announcement today about the mystery surrounding jimmy hoffa's remains. investigators are waiting for tests on mud and clay samples from a home in suburban detroit. they searched under a shed there on friday. you'll remember a tipster claims he saw what appeared to be a body being buried at that site the day after the former teamster's chief disappeared back in 1975. >>> the super bowl champion new york giants are off to a shaky start. i'm happy about that. they lost their second game of the season to a division rival o
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